This essential work offers a comprehensive and clear guide to the law on nature conservation in Great Britain. The 3rd edition takes into account significant changes in legislation in both Scotland and England, including the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 and the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006, as well as extensive developments in European case law. This book will be a vital reference guide to legal practitioners involved in planning, environmental and agricultural matters. The approachable style makes it an equally suitable guide for land owners, nature conservation professionals, estate managers and students of nature conservation law.
Introduction. The authorities responsible for nature conservation. Protection of wild animals. Exploitation and destruction of wildlife. Conservation of habitat. Plants. European and international aspects. Miscellaneous. Appendix A - Schedules to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Appendix B - Open seasons. Appendix C - Licences.